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Carlton beats the 'Pies by 17 points at the MCG, to celebrate Ang Christou's 100th game.

Round 4, 1997

Carlton 4.3 27 6.8 44 12.9 81 15.11 101
Collingwood 6.1 37 9.3 57 11.10 76 12.12 84
Venue: M.C.G.
Date: Saturday, 19 April 1997 Result: Carlton won by 17 points
Umpires: Dore, Coates, McCauley Crowd: 78,704
Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 3, B.Ratten, J.Murphy, M.Hogg, P.Dean 2, L.Whitnall, S.Camporeale, F.Brown, G.Manton 1.
Best: C.Bradley, A.Koutoufides, A.Christou, S.Camporeale, B.Ratten, F.Brown.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Rice (hamstring)

Game Review

Making a welcome return for their first matches of the year were Stephen Kernahan (who would boost the attack with 3 goals), Stephen Silvagni, Fraser Brown (1 goal) and Matthew Hogg (2 goals).

A more accurate Collingwood would make better use of its opportunities in the first half to take a 13 point lead at the long break, despite having 2 fewer scoring shots. But it was Collingwood's turn to be inaccurate in the third quarter, scoring 2 goals 7 to the Blues' 6 goals 1, which would see them take a 5 point 3/4 time lead. A 3 goal to 1 final quarter would see the Blues run out 17 point winners.

Anthony Koutoufides with 32 possessions was judged Best on Ground. Craig Bradley was very good with 24. Ang Christou and Andrew McKay at half back had 21 and 20 respectively.

The win put Carlton into the 8 for the first time that year.


B: 22 Glenn Manton 1 Stephen Silvagni 23 Dean Rice
HB: 33 Matthew Hogg 14 Michael Sexton 39 Ang Christou
C: 5 Andrew McKay 7 Brett Ratten 16 Scott Camporeale
HF: 6 Matt Clape 36 Aaron Hamill 29 Simon Beaumont
F: 8 Lance Whitnall 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 18 Justin Murphy
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
Interchange: 35 Peter Dean 9 Adrian Hickmott 20 Fraser Brown
Coach: David Parkin
In: Stephen Kernahan Matthew Hogg Ang Christou
Stephen Silvagni Fraser Brown
Out: Michael McGuane (injured), Andrew Balkwill,
Ben Nelson, Luke O'Sullivan, Adam White


100 Games: Ang Christou

Brownlow Votes

3: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)
2: Craig Bradley (CARL)
1: Gavin Brown (COLL)

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